Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Also Tuesday, Giants pitcher Jake Peavy rises to 25th place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of Aug. 4.
|1||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||16.4|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.0|
|3||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||15.4|
|4||Price, David 2593||pi sp||tor al||15.1|
|5||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||15.0|
|6||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||chi al||14.4|
|7||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||14.1|
|8||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||13.7|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||13.0|
|10||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||13.0|
Player of the Day—Carrasco pitched nine scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven, in the 2-0, 12-inning win over the Angels. Carrasco did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because when he exited, the game was tied 0-0.
Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.0 for the season, rising to 11th place in season player rankings. He ranks seventh among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out five, in the 5-0 win over the Pirates.
Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 12.7 for the season, rising to 13th in player rankings. He ranks sixth among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Young of the Yankees homered and went 3-for-4, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 13-3 win over the Red Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Giants pitcher Jake Peavy rose to 25th place in Box-Toppers points among all players since 1995 after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.
Peavy (6IP 5H R 8K ND in the 8-3 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 133.8 for his career. With his point Tuesday, Peavy passes two players on Box-Toppers “all-time” list—Miguel Cabrera (132.9) and Jason Giambi (133.4). Peavy trails 24th-place player David Ortiz (135.9). Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995.
Peavy ranks 10th among active players in career Box-Toppers points. He has 2.0 Box-Toppers points this season.
Debut—Mariners pitcher Rob Rasmussen made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Rasmussen (1.1IP 0H 0R 2K in the 10-4 win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut May 20, 2014, and was playing in his 13th career game. He is the 3,549th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Arrieta earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day. Young earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|7.0||Athletics||Chris Bassitt (W,1-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||2||7|
|NL||7.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W,12-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||5|
|BAT||6.0||Yankees||Chris Young, LF||4||4||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Mets||Jonathon Niese (W,6-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|5.2||Blue Jays||Marco Estrada (W,9-6)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||2||1||1||2||5|
|5.2||Brewers||Jimmy Nelson (W,9-9)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||3||1||0||1||4|
|4.0||`Reds||Anthony DeSclafani (W,7-7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||7||2||2||0||9|
|3.1||Phillies||Ken Giles (S,3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.1||Mariners||Rob Rasmussen (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Royals||Salvador Perez, C||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`Rangers||Spencer Patton (H,2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Rays||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||4||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Nationals||Drew Storen (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|